Nostalgia Proneness and Reduced Prejudice.

Cheung, Wing Yee and Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2017) Nostalgia Proneness and Reduced Prejudice. Personality and Individual Differences, 109. pp. 89-97. ISSN 0191-8869

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We examined the association between nostalgia proneness and prejudice. In four correlational studies, we assessed nostalgia proneness, empathy, motivation to control prejudiced reactions, and blatant as well as subtle prejudice expression. The more prone to nostalgia participants were, the more likely they were to be motivated to control prejudice against an outgroup (African-Americans; Studies 1-4). Further, motivation to control prejudice mediated the relation between nostalgia proneness and reduced blatant/subtle prejudice expression (Studies 2-4). Finally, the stronger motivation to control prejudice and subsequent prejudice expression reduction was mediated by empathy that accompanied higher levels of nostalgia proneness (Studies 3-4). Nostalgia has implications for intergroup perception, and specifically prejudicial attitudes.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: nostalgia, empathy, motivation, prejudice, emotion
Subjects: C Biological sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological sciences > C880 Social psychology
Departments: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Wing Yee Cheung
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 11:36
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 12:37

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